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For freedom! Rastatt and the 1848/49 revolution

Special exhibition at the Stadtmuseum, 12.05.2024-12.01.2025,
Kampfszene in schwarz-weiß zeigt eine historische Darstellung des Ausfalls der Revolutionstruppen aus Rastatt nach Niederbühl 1849
175 years ago, Rastatt was one of the main sites of the Baden Revolution. In May 1849, soldiers joined forces with rebellious citizens to fight for a liberal constitution. The siege of the federal fortress by Prussian troops in July 1849 led to a dramatic "showdown" in Rastatt and the suppression of the revolution. With a special exhibition, the Rastatt City Museum commemorates the Baden fight for freedom and vividly conveys the events using numerous historical objects and original documents.
With positions on the present, the exhibition shows that democracy, freedom and basic rights are still not a matter of course. Groups, initiatives and individual citizens from Rastatt and the region have their say in the exhibition through participative sub-projects, which were realized in cooperation with the customer department for community work and integration.
The exhibition is accompanied by an extensive program of lectures and public tours as well as educational activities for families and children. Guided tours and educational activities can also be booked outside of regular opening hours. You can find more information at
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Museum details

Herrenstraße 11
+49 7222 972 84 01
Free entry with the Museums-PASS-Musées
Thursday - Saturday: 12:00-17:00
Sunday: 11:00-17:00

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